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Does ‘rapid’ mean ‘less accurate’ for coronavirus tests?Get To Know The Virus — Facts & Myths — 10 Sep 2020
The word "rapid" defines any method which is significantly faster than the ones we use today to detect SARS-Cov2. Rapid tests take less than an hour or even a few minutes. They are often performed at Point of Care (POC), meaning that the samples are not taken to a laboratory but instead are processed on-site. This is faster and cheaper.